[ pawr-chuh-luh-key-shuh s, pohr- ]
/ ˌpɔr tʃə ləˈkeɪ ʃəs, ˌpoʊr- /
belonging to the Portulacaceae, the purslane family of plants.
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British Dictionary definitions for portulacaceous
/ (ˌpɔːtjʊləˈkeɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Portulacaceae, a cosmopolitan family of mainly fleshy-leaved flowering plants common in the US
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